Therese Turner-Jones is a Bahamian national and resident of Bridgetown, Barbados, having recently spent a decade in Kingston Jamaica. Between 2013 and 2022, she worked at the Inter-American Development Bank, where she served as general manager of the Caribbean Group (CCB). Her purview spanned IDB operations in Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and her home country, The Bahamas. She is currently the Director of the Projects Department of the Caribbean Development Bank after managing MaxGwen Ltd, a consulting firm she founded in 2022.
A trained economist, Mrs. Turner-Jones has over 30 years’ experience in macroeconomics and economic development, with special expertise on the Caribbean and Latin America. She served the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in senior posts for over 20 years both at a staff and Board level.
She holds a master’s degree in Economics from the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom. She is also an alumnus of the University of Toronto, and United World Colleges (Lester Pearson College). Her publications include a book on Caribbean Fiscal Challenges.
A member of the International Women’s Forum, Mrs. Turner Jones is passionate about financial inclusion, gender equity, children, vulnerable communities and the environment.
She is an ardent champion of development issues facing small island developing states, and considers climate change one of the most existential threats of our lifetime. A tennis fanatic, she is married to Dennis Jones, a former IMF economist. They are the proud parents of three daughters; Bronwyn Huggins, Eleanor and Rhian Jones.